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The wombat says: Need a break from spinning slots? Or fancy a flutter on the gee-gees from the comfort of your own sofa? Then Virtual Horses from Leap Gaming is the one for you. It’s like a day at the races, but in your pajamas!
Players can make basic wagers on eight horses per race before watching a razor sharp CGI horse race as it unfolds. Will this game be a thoroughbred or a non-runner? Let’s hit the track and find out Wombat fans!
Look and Feel
Your screen is taken up with the race itself, while to right of the action you’ll find stats on all your horses and the betting options. During the race a commentator will give you a second by second rundown of the race action, while a progress bar at the bottom of the screen will also tell you how your horse is doing, and which filly is in the lead.
The graphics are mind blowing, from the magnificent racehorses even down to the blades of grass on the turf! In fact, the action looks so realistic, you may even forget that it’s virtual altogether…
A new race starts in Virtual Horses every 3 minutes which gives you just enough to place your bets. But how?
Easy. Scroll down the race window until you see the list of race locations. When you see Penrith Park or Trowbridge, you’ll know that you are in the right place. Click on any of the locations and the names of the horses that are entered into the virtual race will appear – you’ll also see the odds next to them.
Pick your nag of choice then place a bet. You can do it at any time up to about 10-15 seconds before the race is supposed to begin. And they’re off!
Want to try your luck on the 14.15 at Newmarket? You can place bets on one horse or lay down multiple wagers just like you would at a real race.
This is a bet that is placed on the horse that is expected to come in first. No first place win, no payout.
The strategy here is that your filly won’t come in first, but as a runner up in second or third place. Bonza.
In this bet you’ll scoop the full odds if your horse comes in first, or at reduced odds of it comes in second or third.
Double trouble time! This wager allows you to bet on 2 horses to come in first and second place.
Bet on the Top 3 winning horses in order and you could be in the money, as this is the bet with the highest pay out.
As mentioned, bets close around 10 seconds before a race starts, so get those fingers moving!
Take Virtual Horse for a ride Wombat fans! We loved the immersive action, range of betting options and simple game play. It’s a first past the post for Leap Gaming!